Not Judging, I am imperfect too

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Not Judging, I am imperfect too

Living below your means is one of the hardest things you can do. It is also one of the smartest things you can do. Not over spending isn’t a necessity of the poor or a luxury for the rich, it is simply best practice.

Each day, we are constantly being offered ways to make our lives easier, more bearable, more fun. We are encouraged to distract and numb ourselves. However, most of that convenience comes at a huge price.  

Take a minute and save a buck

My two cents.

We don’t pay for things in full. We live on credit and debt. We order in and eat out every chance we get. We lease instead of buying. Most of our time is spent at work, commuting, or preparing for the next work day. We don’t exercise, meditate or sleep much. There is not enough time, we say. We live life on the go because we must. We are too busy to think, let alone to do enough research to have informed opinions and to make conscious choices.  

Don’t worry. I’m not judging you.

We know things are not right in the world.  We feel it.  We’re tired all the time, easily sick, quick to gain weight, forgetful and cranky. But, we’ve got to work. We have bills to pay. We need our status symbols to define our place in the world, from big houses and expensive cars to brand name clothes and the latest devices.  

Don’t worry. I’m not judging you.

Let’s stop spending so much money, time, and energy on items we don’t need, on people that don’t elevate us, and entertainment that doesn’t inspire us. Instead, let’s spend more time walking outside, talking to loved ones, and eating foods that boost our health.  Let’s meditate, breathe deeply, and drink more water. Let’s learn to love ourselves, create our own happiness, and be kind to others. Let’s spend more time consciously spending our hard earned money on items and experiences that enhance our lives. 

Don’t worry. I’m not judging you.

I know I am imperfect. I know that people define happiness and success in different ways. I simply want us to think more, and relearn the intrinsic values we grew up knowing.  I too am learning as I go, and I am trying to be my best self.  

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What do you think?

In what ways are you frugal or prudent?

Comment below. 

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7 Comments on “Not Judging, I am imperfect too

  1. I believe that this has become a malady of the modern age. Thank you for writing this.

    • Thank you, Simona, for being such an engaging reader. I appreciate your comments. 🙂

      I’m an optimist, and was a little hesitant to talk about my less than popular values. But, when I sat down to write this is what I wanted to say.

    • I hope that we, as a generation, can snap out of it before we suffer consequences that are crippling.

  2. I love it. Keep spreading the message 🙂

    The questions that come up from this, though, are: “WHY do we want to take time to be simpler? WHY is it that this would make one a better person? WHY is it that people spend money and think that it’s going to make them feel better, but it doesn’t?”
    I have to say, it’s actually because they’re distracted and never have taken time to philosophize and find themselves.
    Spending less is a consequence of knowing that you don’t actually want anything. Nothing of material can fulfill you and actually make you happy. You can strive to be happy, but it comes from within.
    At least, that’s what I think. That’s why we should meditate and drink more pure water. Because that’s who we are as a species: we are natural. We’re not better than it. We should not be solipsistic.

    • Thanks for commenting, Joshua.

      While I’ll admit that I do not meditate as much as I’d like to, I think a lot and examine new ideas to see if they fit into my worldview. If an idea does not, I am willing to dismiss it or allow it to replace a previous held idea that is now ill fitting. The willingness to weight new ideas and accept or reject them is my definition of an open and decisive mind.

  3. As I get older, I have begun to also express these values. Being with those you love and care for at dinner or just grabbing a cup of coffee is so much more important than going to buy a cute dress and hitting the club. I enjoy spending money on books and going to the movies and being generous to those around me. I definitely don’t have much means but I don’t care about the latest and greatest. Experiences are far more superior than materialistic items.

    • I love thats you said, “Experiences are far more superior than materialistic items,” and I agree wholeheartedly.

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